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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon

Recipe and Photography courtesy of  The Hungry Hounds (thehungryhounds.com

As an early-season veggie, grilled or roasted asparagus is perfect for early spring. Add a splash of lemon to enhance the flavor of this wonderful side-dish. 

Serves 2 for a light lunch

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of half a lemon

PREPARATION

  • Heat the oven to 425  F.
  • Wash the asparagus and trim off the tough, woody ends. 
  • Toss the asparagus in a large bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Spread the asparagus evenly on a baking pan (use a silicon baking mat or parchment to make clean up easier).
  • Roast the asparagus for 12-15 minutes until the asparagus is slightly wrinkled and the tips look crispy.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature with an additional twist of lemon juice.